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Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Campus Currents: UCSD Stories
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors

Provoking Thinkers
Beating the Odds
Welcome to the      Wonder Years at      Calit2
Da Vinci Decoded

Making Waves

(Sea)Horse Whisperer
Argo and the Drifters
Triton Spidermen
Carry On
These Shoes Were      Made for Running





Shelf Life May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Ever wonder what the students and faculty are reading? Here are a few new and notable medical books at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. Child Neurology, John H. Menkes MD

2. ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation, Jane Huff, RN, CCRN

3. Ethics in Health Administration: A Practical Approach for Decision Makers, Eileen E. Morrison

4. The Science And Fiction Of Autism, Laura Schreibman

5. THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte and Udo  Schumacher

Here is the top 10 new and notable trade and technical books at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas L. Friedman

2. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time (Hardcover) #11 ), Robert Jordan

3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner

4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon

5. Million Little Pieces, James Frey

6. The Penultimate Peril (Series of Unfortunate Events (Hardcover) #12 ), Lemony Snicket (Author), Brett helquist (Illustrator)

7. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

8. The Elements of Style (Elements of Style (Paperback), Contributor(s): William Strunk (Author), E B White (Author), Roger Angell (Foreword by), Charles Osgood (Afterword by), E B White (Introduction by), E B White (Revised by)

9. Mac OS X (Tiger) (Missing Manuals), David Pogue

10. A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, V S Ramachandran

UCSD Bookstore

Visit the UCSD Bookstore online to purchase these titles and more. Look out for the monthly Alumni Special.


Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in
the Age of Revolution
, Martin J.S.
Rudwick (history, professor emeritus) University of Chicago Press,
2005, $45.00.

Stories in the Time of Cholera:
Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare
, Charles L. Briggs (ethnic studies, professor) and Clara Mantini-Briggs, University of California Press, 2004, $21.95.

Soft Cinema Navigating the Database,
Lev Manovich (visual arts, associate
professor) MIT Press, 2005, $30.00

Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men, Maria Charles (sociology, professor) and
David Grusky, Stanford University
Press, 2004, $55.00.

A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, V.S. Ramachandran (psychology, professor) Pi Press, 2005, $10.17.

Man reading


Professor Wm. Arctander O'Brien is
interviewed in Provoking Thinkers. We asked him what books he is currently reading.

Friedrich Nietzsche
— by Curtis Cate

Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present
— by John Gatta

Opium: A History
— by Martin Booth

Poetry and Prose
— by Walt Whitman

The Ramayana. A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic
— by Ramesh Menon

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
— selected by Harold Bloom

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
— by Marjane Satrapi